Tokyo restaurateur Tomo Takahashi opened the first Jinya Ramen Bar’s first in the United States in Studio City, California, back in 2010, choosing the name “Jinya” with its Japanese translation into a historical estate of the samurai and community meeting point. Much like its name, Jinya is meant to be a neighborhood spot meant for lively, social gatherings.
Now the restaurant has 29 locations in the United States and Canada.
The restaurant now has two locations in Las Vegas, with a third on the way to Boca Park.
The restaurant cooks its broths for 10 hours and ages its noodles for three days. The ramen-focused menu features 13 signature bowls with more than 20 toppings, along with Japanese tapas such as spicy creamy shrimp tempura, pork gyoza, and salmon cilantro sashimi, and rice bowls and curries such as beef sukiyaki bowl and Tokyo curry rice made with more than 20 secret ingredients.
Jinya Ramen Bar, 7240 S. Rainbow Blvd.; open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Happy hour every day from 3 to 5 p.m.